czech music crossroads 2016

Music From the Baltic to the Danube
12–13 July 2016, Ostrava, Czech Republic

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CONFERENCE AND SHOWCASE FESTIVAL, FOCUSED ON THE UNEXPLORED TERRITORY OF CENTRAL-EASTERN EUROPE, REACHES IT’S 3RD EDITION.


Crossroads is growing. We are proud to announce that for 2016 Hungarian bands will join the showcase selection that already includes Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. The fact that Hungarian roots music is a timeless inspiration was brilliantly documented last autumn, when Womex music fair moved to Budapest after taking place in Western Europe for past twenty years. Our colleagues from Budapest Womex became partners of Crossroads.

INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE FESTIVAL INTRODUCING THE BEST OF CZECH, POLAND, HUNGARY AND SLOVAKIA.

Our partner organizations are: Katowice City of Gardens (Poland), Amity Civic Association / World Music From Slovakia, Hangvető Zenei Terjesztő Társulás (Hungary).


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    excellent music

    Carefully selected bands focusing on local roots, acoustic music, folk, fusion and jazz perform for international audience of invited professionals, promoters and journalists. Two best groups will be awarded The Czech Music Crossroads Award.

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    panel discussions

    The conference includes workshops on music export, distribution, and international touring. We invited some of the most experienced professionals from several continents to share their knowledge and wit in panel sessions and speed dating.

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    our team

    The event is organized by the team of multi-genre festival Colours of Ostrava running since 2002 and takes place in the same area in the same week. Crossroads is supported by the Ministry of Culture, City of Ostrava, and organized in cooperation with the Moravian-Silesian Region.

foreign experts

Gerald Seligman
(USA)

Executive Director of the National Recording Preservation Foundation

Arnulf den Boesterd
(Netherlands)

Xango Music founder and owner

Jun-Lin Yeoh
(Malaysia)

Director of JL Productions

Ken Day
(USA/Sweden)

D-Tours World Music Booking Agency

Jarmila Vlčková
(Slovakia)

Organizer of the ethnic and world music events in Slovakia

Martina Laab
(Austria)

Director of the Austrian
World Music
Association

Derek Andrews
(Canada)

Music Curator at Toronto’s Luminato Festival, artistic director of Mundial Montreal

Barak Weiss
(Israel)

Booking agent, dramaturge
and director
at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival

Piotr Zaczkowski
(Poland)

CEO at the Institute of Culture Katowice – City of Gardens

Vladimír „Potkan“ Potančok
(Slovakia)

Slovak Radio 4, Radio FM

Bastiaan Springer
(Netherlands)

Producer and
a world music journalist

András Lelkes
(Hungary)

Musician, producer
and co-founder
of Hangvető

Miguel Santos
(Great Britain)

director
of Red Orange
Arts Agency

Zjakki Willems
(Belgium)

Producer and editor, World Music Charts Europe pannel member

Thorsten Bednarz
(Germany)

Music journalist,
Deutschlandradio Kultur

and many others

All profiles are HERE

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